Function Reference


GUICtrlCreateMenuItem

Creates a MenuItem control for the GUI.

GUICtrlCreateMenuItem ( "text", menuID [, menuentry = -1 [, menuradioitem = 0]] )

Parameters

text The text of the control.
menuID Allows you to create a submenu in the referenced menu. If equal -1 it refers to the first level menu.
menuentry [optional] Allows you to define the entry number to be created. The entries are numbered starting at 0.
menuradioitem [optional] 0 (default) = create a normal menuitem, 1 = create a menuradioitem

Return Value

Success: the identifier (controlID) of the new control.
Failure: 0.

Remarks

To set or change information in the control see GUICtrlUpdate...() functions.

If the Text parameter is a "" then a separator line is created. GUICtrlSetState() can be used as for other controls. See example.

Related

GUICtrlCreateContextMenu, GUICtrlCreateMenu, GUICtrlUpdate..., GUIGetMsg

Example

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>

Example()

Func Example()
    GUICreate("My GUI menu", 300, 200)

    Local $sStatus = "Ready"

    Local $idFileMenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("&File")
    Local $idFileItem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Open", $idFileMenu)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DEFBUTTON)
    Local $idHelpMenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("?")
    GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Save", $idFileMenu)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
    Local $idInfoItem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Info", $idHelpMenu)
    Local $idExit = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Exit", $idFileMenu)
    Local $idRecentFilesMenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Recent Files", $idFileMenu, 1)

    GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("", $idFileMenu, 2) ; Create a separator line

    Local $idViewMenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("View", -1, 1) ; Is created before "?" menu
    Local $idViewStatusItem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Statusbar", $idViewMenu)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_CHECKED)
    GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 50, 130, 70, 20)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_FOCUS)
    Local $idCancel = GUICtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 180, 130, 70, 20)

    Local $idStatusLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel($sStatus, 0, 165, 300, 16, BitOR($SS_SIMPLE, $SS_SUNKEN))

    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    Local $sFilePath
    ; Loop until the user exits.
    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $idCancel, $idExit
                Exit

            Case $idInfoItem
                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Info", "Only a test...")

            Case $idFileItem
                $sFilePath = FileOpenDialog("Choose a file...", @TempDir, "All (*.*)")
                If @error Then
                    ContinueLoop
                EndIf
                GUICtrlCreateMenuItem($sFilePath, $idRecentFilesMenu)

            Case $idViewStatusItem
                If BitAND(GUICtrlRead($idViewStatusItem), $GUI_CHECKED) = $GUI_CHECKED Then
                    GUICtrlSetState($idViewStatusItem, $GUI_UNCHECKED)
                    GUICtrlSetState($idStatusLabel, $GUI_HIDE)
                Else
                    GUICtrlSetState($idViewStatusItem, $GUI_CHECKED)
                    GUICtrlSetState($idStatusLabel, $GUI_SHOW)
                EndIf
        EndSwitch
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Example